Magnet Application Timeline - Tentative

    2023-2024 School Year


    Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Application Opens

    • Online Application is available via a link on sbac.edu

    General questions about magnet programs and applications should be directed to 352-955-7622

     Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Application Closes at 4:00 p.m.

    • Online application closes at 4:00 p.m.

    • Paper copies MUST be postmarked by this date.

    Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Acceptance/Waitlist Notification to Parents

    Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Commitment Deadline
    Stem Magnet





About The STEM Magnet

  • The STEM Magnet Program at Stephen Foster offers a comprehensive hands-on curriculum that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a real-world context.  Students apply the engineering design process to STEM challenges that are integrated into the mathematics and science curriculum emphasizing problem solving, data analysis, and higher order thinking. 

    Highlights/Expectations of the Program

    • STEM Lab with full-time STEM teacher
    • Instructional technology including interactive white board, document cameras, desktop computers for student use, etc.
    • Laptops for student use
    • Above-level placement in core academics as needed to meet individual needs
    • Cooperative and project-based learning opportunities with academically motivated students
    • Transporation provided by the district
    • Fieldtrips tied to the curriculum which may include Physics Day at Busch Gardens, Sea World, St. Augustine Beach, the Jacksonville Zoo, and others
    • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades

What is a STEM Challenge?

2022-2023 STEM Magnet Teachers


    STEM Lab Teacher
    Julia Gatson


    Third Grade
    Ms. Diaz

    Mrs. Jones


    Fourth Grade
    Ms. Wenzell

    Mrs. Collins


    Fifth Grade
    Ms. Fleming

    Mrs. King







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